Chinese Couple Lock Up 8 Nigerian Staff In Their Abuja Home For 4 Months (Video)

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Two Chinese nationals have been arrested and paraded by the Police in Abuja on Tuesday for locking up their eight Nigerian staff in an apartment for the past four months.
 
According to International Centre for Investigative Reporting (ICIR), a team of six police officers from the FCT Divisional Police Command in Utako swung into action, following a tip-off by a radio listener who called in during the "Berekete Family" programme of the Human Rights Nigeria and raided the residence of the Chinese nationals at No. 117 Jabi area, Abuja.
 
At the time of this report, it's still unclear the kind of services the eight Nigerians rendered to the Chinese couple. However, it is apparent they were domestic staff of the couple.
 
One of the women among the eight rescued Nigerians said they were not allowed to move out of the mansion. She complained that the couple refused allowing her to go for treatment even when she was very sick. She added that if any of them goes out, a certain percentage of their salary would be deducted.





Another man among the group who gave his name as Alex said he worked as a driver for the Chinese couple. He added that he and the seven others have been working as domestic staff of the Chinese couples since the outbreak of Covid-19 in February.
 
“They never allowed us to go out since February,” Alex told The ICIR.
 
“If anyone of us goes out and they know, a certain percentage of his salary will be deducted.”
 
“Even yesterday, when this man (pointing at one of the workers) sent someone to buy him water, N500 was deducted from his salary that is yet to be paid,” Alex added.
 
He said the Chinese did not care about their feeding since the house arrest.
 
Another worker who did not reveal his name said that 3000 was deducted from his salary because he stubbornly went out to fill his pension form.

All the staff agreed that they were not given food by the Chinese nationals aside their salaries.
 
ICIR observed that during the arrest, only two Chinese were arrested although there were four of them sighted in the house.
 
The Chinese couple were calling a particular person as they first refused going with the policemen. However, they succumbed as the person over the phone instructed them to go with the policemen.

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-- victorstic1 (m) at 2-07-2020 02:52PM
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Unbelievable all of u are mumuology u are in ur country and foreigners are treating u like this shame on u.
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-- nikiniki Online (f) at 2-07-2020 03:28PM
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Why arresting the chinese? Those idiots working for them deserve what they got. Did they tie them down in the house? Ohh, they want to eat their cake and have it. Undisciplined people. They think it's the way they treat their nigeria bosses that they will treat these ones.
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-- Noah147 (m) at 2-07-2020 04:54PM
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This country na yeye country oo,one na by force. the headline make it sound as if they couldn't leave the house which sounds like they did. why didn't they report to the police then? well let me guess 9 x out of 10 we blacks just sell our slef's short and sometimes ,you can't blame of us because of all  these stupid government people sold us out. see the police to put Chinese people in a car and pack Nigerians at the back of pick up truck .self awareness we no get at all.
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-- kima77same (m) at 2-07-2020 05:33PM
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Why arresting the Chinese? When  a citizen does not know his right even in his own country.
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-- Akupower (m) at 2-07-2020 06:34PM
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Just because they want a job is not enough reason to keep them in the house like slaves. These Chinese people are very wicked. God punish them all.
Nonsense people.
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-- smart61 (m) at 2-07-2020 08:00PM
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it is on reccord that chinese hate black people. when the maltreatment started, police should have been called at once. i do not believe that they could not go out if once in a while they went out to buy pure water and something else.
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-- taypetdun (m) at 2-07-2020 10:36PM
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Why shouldn't they do it when senate  signed a contract that was written in Chinese language. Now they are all over Nigeria carrying out illegal mining, funding Ajaokuta project, grabbing lands in every community. one day they will start  taking over security services and managing the country. Zambia is now Chinese sub-community, Nigeria will  soon join the queue.
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-- whodat (m) at 3-07-2020 12:57AM
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Y'all need to kill these chinese mfkers
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-- obhiseh (m) at 3-07-2020 09:03AM
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THE GOVERNMENT IS TO BE BLAMED.
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-- titobenja (m) at 3-07-2020 12:05PM
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Quote from: obhiseh on  3-07-2020 09:03AM
THE GOVERNMENT IS TO BE BLAMED.

Gbam.
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